This weeks’ JuniorHockey.Com’s USHL Player of the Week is defenseman Alex Yakovenko. In the past week Yakovenko has scored in both games played by the Muskegon Lumberjacks. That is in addition to the three assists he put up, bringing him to a total of five points on the week. This week’s performance comes on the heels of last week’s performance whereby Yakovenko logged four goals and two assists for a total of six points. He has done an incredible job holding the line for Lumberjacks. His play in the back has helped his team accumulate 91 goals in the front, allowing Muskegon to keep a firm grip on first place in the Eastern Conference.
Alex Yakovenko (20) is a left-handed defenseman and a native of Karaganda, Kazakhstan. Growing up in Eastern Europe, Alex refined his game playing with Belye Medvedi Chelyabinsk and Chelmet Chelyabinsk. He has played for the Russian Ice Hockey Federation on the U17, U18 and U20 squads. Yakovenkov is not currently committed to any NCAA team and remains unsigned by any professional organization. He was ranked #50 among European skaters in the 2016 NHL Central Scouting Agency Final Ranking.
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